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    Meryl Streep's Real Name Is Actually Mary Louise, And Every "Big Little Lies" Fan Should Know This

    Now here's one "Big Little Lies" detail I'll never forget.

    You know Big Little Lies: it's that HBO show that has quite possibly the most epic cast ever...

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    Reese Witherspoon! Nicole Kidman! Zoe Kravitz! Alexander Skarsgård! Laura Dern! Shailene Woodley!

    And of course, Season 2 was made instantly iconic when Meryl Streep joined the cast.

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    In the show, Streep plays Mary Louise, the extremely snoopy mother of Perry Wright...

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    Who we (along with Reese Witherspoon's character) just kind of love to hate. It's all so delicious!

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    But IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW, Meryl Streep shares one important detail with her Big Little Lies character: that is, they have THE SAME NAME.

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    And listen, if your reaction is this...I don't blame you:

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    I KNOW, CELESTE, I KNOW!

    Obviously, if you're a hardcore Streep fan or if you knew that Liane Moriarty (the author of the book that the show's based on) literally wrote Mary Louise's role specifically for Meryl, you'd realize it's not a coincidence...

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    But somehow, it **does** make the character of Mary Louise Wright even more terrifying, doesn't it??

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    BRB, possibly never un-seeing Meryl Streep as Mary Louise until the end of time!!

    This post was translated from Spanish.

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